[mythtv-users] mythweb - video is not found

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 15 20:10:57 UTC 2011

On 11/15/2011 03:01 PM, Tim Draper wrote:
> On 14 November 2011 16:12, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 11/14/2011 07:01 AM, Tim Draper wrote:
>>> On 14 November 2011 11:47, Tim Draper wrote:
>>>> i've changed my storage groups from the default ones, to other locations.
>>>> however in mythweb, when i click on a video, it comes up saying the
>>>> path cannot be found, which it referencing the default
>>>> /var/lib/mythtv/... location (iirc).
>>>> since i've changed the storage groups, should i really need to
>>>> reconfigure the symbolic link that mythweb is looking at?
>>>> if thats not enough info and we need specific paths, then i'll get
>>>> some more tonight, or sooner if i can get into my router to reconfig
>>>> the firewall which has banned me for too many password attempts!
>>>> the BE version is 0.24.1, updated around 2 weeks ago.
>>> got the mythweb error:
>>> The requested URL /mythweb/data/video/Movies/Death Race 2/Death Race
>>> 2.mkv was not found on this server.
>>> the /mythweb/data/video/ location is a symbolic link to
>>> /var/lib/mythtv/videos/, which is not used the 'Videos' SG has been
>>> moved to another physical drive, and thus different mount points.
>>> actually playing the video via mythfrontend is fine, it's just via mythweb.
>> Assuming /mythweb is the mythweb installation:
>> sudo rm /mythweb/data/video
>> (and any other broken links/data in there so it can fix the old/broken
>> config).  The default "out-of-the-box" configuration only has empty
>> cache and tv_icons directories--primarily so that packagers will
>> configure those directories with proper ownership.
> done. however, it has made things slightly worse.
> the 'Video' view in mythweb, no longer displays all titles in all
> subfolders as tiles (it still shows the folder structure on the left
> side though).
> also, it has re-created some symbolic links,

Yes, that was the plan--remove the broken ones so it will create proper 

>   but to the same (invalid) location.
>   ls -n
> total 4
> drwxr-xr-x 2 33 33 4096 2011-11-15 19:36 tv_icons
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 33 33   22 2011-11-15 19:36 video ->  /var/lib/mythtv/videos
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 33 33   23 2011-11-15 19:36 video_covers ->  /data2/mythtv/trailers/
> the 'video' link is the one in question here, it should be pointing to
> /data2/mythtv/videos/.

but it sounds like your Storage Groups configuration may be broken (or 
you have a non-SG video directory specified? or something?).  Basically, 
you must have that wrong directory in the configuration somewhere.


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